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Sexual Acts with your partner of any type brings the risk of SEX Transmitted Diseases commonly referred as STD’s. While condoms can prevent some of them from spreading, it cannot guarantee complete protection.

Here are some of the SEX Transmitted diseases you should know about.

Chlamydia

It is a type of bacterial infection that affects genital tracts. It can be very hard to detect Chlamydia as its symptoms are it does not show prominent symptoms in the early stages. Even in later stages the symptoms can come and go by. Symptoms generally include pain while urinating, abdominal pain etc.

Gonorrhea

It is a type of infection caused by bacteria affecting your genital tract. It takes about 10 days for the symptoms to make their presence felt after you have been exposed. In some cases it can take longer. Common symptoms include burning sensation while urinating, anal itching, painful bowel movements, heavy menstruation etc.

Trichomoniasis

It is caused by unicellular microscopic parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. The disease affects the urinary tract in men and vagina in case of women. The symptoms may or may not appear in this case. In case where symptoms do appear, it can take anywhere between five to twenty eight days. Common symptoms include itching in vagina with unusually strong odor, pain during sexual act etc.

HIV

This is easily the most popular STD’s because it can be life-threatening and so far there is no treatment to cure it. In case of a person suffering from HIV, the immune system almost shuts down and the individual’s body cannot fight against disease causing bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It leads to life threatening condition called as AIDS. Common symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue etc.

Genital Herpes

When it comes to infection with genital herpes men and women are both vulnerable. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus and can very easily be transmitted from one person to another. The virus makes it way into the skin through the pores present in the skin surface. A large fraction of people suffering from this situation does not experience any prominent symptoms. The common symptoms include the development of red blisters over the genital or in the surrounding area which will lead to itching especially in genital area, thighs and buttocks.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and genital Warts

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can lead to a large variety of complications with genital warts as the main threat. It can go by unattended for many days as there are no prominent symptoms. The common list of symptoms includes itching in the genital areas and around, traces of blood during intercourse etc. It can also put women in the danger of cervical ancer.

Hepatitis

It is a type of virul infections including different types, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B etc. Out of the three, Hepatitis B and C are more critical in terms of infection. Common symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, feeling of fatigue etc. The symptoms may not appear for many days even months indicating that situation is not so serious.

Neurosyphilis

This is a special type of Sex Transmitted disease which affects the nervous system. It has very few symptoms that are also not very definite to appear. The common symptoms that can be associated with this disease are changes in behavior, headache and uncomfortable motions.

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